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Ernest Tubb

Ernest Dale Tubb (February 9, 1914 – September 6, 1984), nicknamed the Texas Troubadour, was an American singer and songwriter and one of the pioneers of country music. His biggest career hit song, "Walking the Floor Over You" (1941), marked the rise of the honky tonk style of music.

In 1948 he was the first singer to record a hit version of Billy Hayes and Jay W. Johnson's "Blue Christmas", a song more commonly associated with Elvis Presley and his late-1950s version. Another well-known Tubb hit was "Waltz Across Texas" (1965) (written by his nephew Quanah Talmadge Tubb, known professionally as Billy Talmadge), which became one of his most requested songs and is often used in dance halls throughout Texas during waltz lessons. Tubb recorded duets with the then up-and-coming Loretta Lynn in the early 1960s, including their hit "Sweet Thang". Tubb is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 9th, 1914 (Crisp), Died August 14th, 1984 (Nashville)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1936 - 1972

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, guitar, composer, yodeling, lyricist, leader

Recordings (Results 576-600 of 666 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca NA 15995 4/6/1970 When the grass grows over me The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 15996 4/6/1970 Wine me up The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 15997 4/6/1970 I'm so afraid of losing you The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 16046 4/21/1970 One minute past eternity The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 16047 4/21/1970 Be glad The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 16048 4/21/1970 Dear Judge The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 16061 4/28/1970 A good year for the wine The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 16062 4/28/1970 Even the bad times are good The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 16063 4/28/1970 She's a little bit country The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 16064 4/28/1970 Pearly May's place The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 16289 12/21/1970 When ole goin' gets a-goin' The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 16290 12/21/1970 Teach my Daddy how to pray The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 16291 12/21/1970 One sweet hello The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 16292 12/22/1970 Don't back a man up in a corner The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 16293 12/22/1970 Commercial affection The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 16294 12/22/1970 The key's in the mailbox The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 16295 12/30/1970 She goes walking (through my mind) The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 16296 12/30/1970 Help me make it through the night The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 16297 12/30/1970 Shenandoah waltz The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 16453 5/14/1971 As long as there's a Sunday The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 16454 5/14/1971 Sometimes you just can't win The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 16455 5/14/1971 Touching home The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 16456 5/14/1971 Look twice before you go The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 16689 1/26/1972 I've been walkin' The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
Decca NA 16690 1/26/1972 Say something nice to Sarah The Texas Troubadours ; Ernest Tubb vocalist  
(Results 576-600 of 666 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Tubb, Ernest," accessed May 8, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104664.

Tubb, Ernest. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 8, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104664.

"Tubb, Ernest." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 8 May 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104664

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